Robert J. Sawyer on stage accepting his lifetime achievement award.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Reflects On Past And The AI Future Of Writing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dr. Robert J. Sawyer, author of twenty-five novels, including Hominids and the WWW trilogy, won the L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award at the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future Gala this past Friday. This was the day before his 63rd birthday. “Clearly, you’re done achieving when you hit that magic …

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Adobe, Nvidia announce ethical AI image generation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Adobe and Nvidia both announced AI image generators today — Firefly and Picasso, respectively — that do not use artists’ work for training data without their permission. Both companies also promise to pay artists for work generated in their signature styles, as does Getty Images.

Study: Writing occupation will be most affected by AI

Reading Time: 3 minutes According to research released today, the more high-level and creative your job, the more likely it will be to be disrupted by AI. Top of the list? Writers and authors — with up to 100 percent of their jobs likely to be affected.

Spec fic community looks beyond Twitter

Reading Time: 9 minutes Twitter has long been a friend to speculative fiction, with many sci-fi and fantasy authors and publications connecting with their audience on the platform. However, the turmoil sparked by Elon Musk’s acquisition has caused some to have some serious concerns.

Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact

Reading Time: 3 minutes Science fiction writers have always been ahead of the game when it comes to predicting the future. Here are some inventions that are ready for the public now or will be soon.

Fall 2022 Call for Submissions Opens October 1st

Reading Time: 2 minutes The fall 2022 submission cycle for original speculative fiction begins on October 1 and closes at midnight on October 31. We’re looking for your best enthralling, imaginative, or bone-chilling original fiction stories, as long as they’re 1,200 words or fewer. Please visit our flash fiction submission page for full details and the online submission form. …

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Alexei Panshin, Author Of The Anthony Villiers Series, Dies at Age 82

Reading Time: 2 minutes Science fiction author Alexei Panshin, known for such novels as his Anthony Villiers series, Star Well, The Thurb Revolution, and Masque World passed away on Sunday, August 21. He was 82. His work has won several awards. His debut novel, Rite of Passage, published in 1969, won a Nebula Award and was nominated for a …

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Wahlbeck App Hiring Fiction Writers

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Editor in Cheif of Wahlbeck Inc. Mark Wahlbeck recently released a Loom video to his discord community saying that he was going to pay writers $3000 for the rights to 30,000 words of science fiction.

Nebula 2022 Awards honor new and emerging writers

Reading Time: 3 minutes New and emerging writers as well as some familiar names received the recognition they were due this month at the 2022 Nebula Awards awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the 2022 Nebula Award recipients, covering science fiction and fantasy novels, novellas, short stories, and games.

NASA says it’s spotted 5,000 exoplanets

Reading Time: 4 minutes NASA recently announced that it’s discovered 5,000 exoplanets, a milestone that’s taken 30 years to achieve. An exoplanet is a planetary body outside of our own solar system, and the search for them started in 1992 with NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program. The program is responsible for discovering and studying planetary systems around nearby suns. NASA’s used a …

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